aaj ka itihas | Today’s History, 25 July: Miracle in Medical Science, First test tube baby born Today’s History, 25 July: First test tube baby born in England
Miracle in Medical Science, the birth of the world’s first test tube baby  |  Photo Credits: AP
New Delhi. A great achievement of science is recorded on this date in the history of the world. Actually on this day the first test tube baby was born. In 1978, the world’s first IVF baby, Louis Brown, was born in Oldham, England. Louis Brown, weighing about two and a half kilograms, was born in the government hospital after midnight. The system proved to be a boon to childless couples around the world, and as soon as news of Louis’ birth spread, around 5,000 couples in Britain alone expressed their desire to have children through this new system. Today this method is prevalent all over the world including India and every day thousands of women are conceiving through it.
The sequence of other important events recorded on today’s date in the history of the country is as follows:-
1689: France declares war on England.
1813: The first boat race competition in India was held in Calcutta.
1837: First successful demonstration of the use of an electric telegraph.
1854: Walter Hunt receives a US patent for the first paper shirt collar.
1943: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini leaves power, after which King Victor Emmanuel appoints Marshal Pietro Badoglio as the new prime minister.
1948: The Australian cricket team set a record against the Indian team by scoring the biggest goal in Test cricket.
1963: The US, Russia and Britain sign the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
1978: Louis Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, is born in Oldham, England.
1994: The 46-year war between Jordan and Israel ends.
2000: An Air France Concorde plane crashes on take-off and falls on a hotel. Apart from 109 passengers of the aircraft, four people present in the hotel also lost their lives in the accident.
2007: Pratibha Devisingh Patil sworn in as the first woman President of India.
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